Samantha Murray is Athlete of the Year yet again!

Samantha Murray
Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray has again been named the British Modern Pentathlon Olympic Athlete of the Year.

It is the third time the 2014 World champion has won the award, and the second year in succession.

The 26-year-old started her year with victory in the opening World Cup pentathlon event of 2015 in Sarasota, Florida.

She defended her World title in scorching 38 degree heat in Berlin, where a strong finish earned a a fine fifth place finish.

Samantha was again top Brit at the European Championships in Bath, where she finished ninth.

Her fifth place finish in Berlin means she qualifies for the Olympic Games in Rio next year, with her Team GB berth to be made official by the BOA in 2016.